Top 50 Biography Movies and TV Shows



1. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 87,708

2. The Billion Dollar Code (2021)

TV-MA | 267 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 1990s Berlin, an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.

Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Marius Ahrendt, Mark Waschke, Misel Maticevic

Votes: 2,714

3. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 176,365

4. BMF (2021– )

Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Ajiona Alexus, Michole Briana White, Eric Kofi-Abrefa

Votes: 1,036

5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,272,382 | Gross: $116.90M

6. Spencer (2021)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
85 Metascore

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry

Votes: 1,071

7. Manhunt (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton tracks down a serial killer.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Claudie Blakley, Matthew Gravelle, Stephen Wight

Votes: 6,360

8. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Lizbeth Eden, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 383,843

9. Toma (2021)

140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Biopic about Toma Zdravkovic, the man who is remembered not only for his songs and unique way he was singing them, but also as a bohemian, both in his behavior and his soul.

Directors: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Zoran Lisinac | Stars: Milan Maric, Tamara Dragicevic, Petar Bencina, Andrija Kuzmanovic

Votes: 5,816

10. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,074,487 | Gross: $46.84M

11. Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Stars: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Julian Elijah Martinez

Votes: 5,339

12. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
75 Metascore

Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 891,277 | Gross: $164.62M

13. Sardar Udham (2021)

164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

9.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

A biopic detailing the 2 decades that Punjabi Sikh revolutionary Udham Singh spent planning the assassination of the man responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Banita Sandhu, Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan

Votes: 12,729

14. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
49 Metascore

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 490,413 | Gross: $216.43M

15. Thalaivi (2021)

153 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Director: A.L. Vijay | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swamy, Nassar, Samuthirakani

Votes: 28,308

16. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
62 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 102,666

17. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 231,124

18. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,271,021 | Gross: $96.90M

19. Blonde (II) (2022)

Biography, Drama, Romance | Post-production

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Rebecca Wisocky

20. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 136,676 | Gross: $56.51M

21. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 159,160 | Gross: $96.37M

22. Benedetta (2021)

131 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
69 Metascore

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 1,847

23. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 257,326 | Gross: $174.34M

24. Code of a Killer (2015)

65 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of Sir Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Stars: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,845

25. Oppenheimer (2023)

Biography, Drama, History | Pre-production

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt

26. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
81 Metascore

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research, they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 392,588 | Gross: $70.26M

27. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 470,488 | Gross: $67.21M

28. Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
90 Metascore

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Director: Thomas Kail | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 75,025

29. Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
51 Metascore

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 66,582 | Gross: $2.34M

30. Lansky (2021)

R | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
45 Metascore

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated by the Feds, who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster reveals the untold truth about his life as the boss of the National Crime Syndicate.

Director: Eytan Rockaway | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, John Magaro, Minka Kelly

Votes: 3,129

31. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
94 Metascore

Hitman Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 353,472 | Gross: $7.00M

32. Shershaah (2021)

135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

This is a story of a PVC awardee brave Indian soldier - Capt. Vikram Batra, who shot to fame and became a household name during the Kargil War in 1999. His indomitable spirit and his unflinching courage in chasing the Pakistani soldiers out of Indian territory contributed immensely in India finally winning the Kargil War in 1999.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Panditt, Pranay Pachauri

Votes: 104,835

33. tick, tick...Boom! (2021)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Musical | Completed

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Bradley Whitford, Richard Kind

34. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
95 Metascore

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 656,920 | Gross: $96.96M

35. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
55 Metascore

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 1,794

36. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
68 Metascore

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 991,086 | Gross: $75.60M

37. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 41,615 | Gross: $0.40M

38. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
81 Metascore

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe

Votes: 338,519 | Gross: $117.62M

39. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 596,126 | Gross: $18.35M

40. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 883,888 | Gross: $170.74M

41. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 429,993 | Gross: $85.08M

42. Fighting with My Family (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
68 Metascore

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh

Votes: 74,805 | Gross: $22.96M

43. For Life (2020–2021)

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick

Votes: 5,770

44. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 74,460 | Gross: $36.61M

45. The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 23,532

46. Worth (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
67 Metascore

An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan

Votes: 9,380

47. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
71 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 720,175 | Gross: $91.13M

48. Eiffel (2021)

108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The government is asking Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, but Eiffel simply wants to design the subway. Suddenly, everything changes when Eiffel crosses paths with a mysterious woman from Arun's past.

Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, Pierre Deladonchamps, Armande Boulanger

Votes: 371

49. King Richard (2021)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
75 Metascore

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Will Smith, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 259

50. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 167,645 | Gross: $1.87M


1-50 of 89,590 titles. | Next »

Recently Viewed